"Kualoa Light" 11x14" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

Loved playing with the palette knife on this one yesterday and facing the challenge of all that plain green.

"Ko'Olina Colour" 16x20" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

The colour at this location was spectacular.

"Turtle Beach" 16x20" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

Beautiful contrasts at this very popular spot. Yes that's a turtle, not a rock. At another spot I saw a dog barking at a big rock on the beach, which I though was weird. Then the rock turned around and hopped back in the water.

"Laniakea" 11x14" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

I was enthralled with the shapes on this beach.

"Over Waimea" 12x12" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

After a few hours blocking this one in I was nearly ready to bin it because it seemed so pedestrian - too much like the small study I'd done previously. In despair I took to it with the palette knife and a soft brush, added a few dark accents and points of colour and hey presto, my favorite painting! Never give up!

"Pounders III" 12x24" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

Such a beautiful location, this time I couldn't resist the mountains.

"Waimea Bay" 9x12" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

Ready for the big surf.

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Comment by Carol Brock on November 11, 2012 at 21:35

Richard - Kualoa Light is my favourite of your paintings - all of which I love but this one is so dreamy and soft I want to dream it

Comment by Dorothy Debney on October 24, 2012 at 16:30

Richard - what awesome paintings, I particularly liked Turtle Beach. You are a master at painting moody skies:, and trees, I have a lot of trouble painting trees, (that is how I found your site, the complete artist" - going online to find sites which may help me,) I am so pleased  that I came across this programme. I have learned a lot, and have'nt painted so much in all my painting life, which has been off and on for many many years. thank you

Comment by Ngaire Lincoln on October 12, 2012 at 13:08

I agree with Anne Vos. You make painting greens so easy! I find it one of the most difficult areas to deal with. Lovely work Richard....you are amazing :))

Comment by Peter Edwin Barfoot on October 6, 2012 at 16:29

Richard, I never cease to be amazed at your skill with the brush and use of colour to define mood. Well done! 

Comment by Anne Vos on October 3, 2012 at 6:21

Beautiful as always. I like your greens, always difficult to paint for me. Maybe an idea for another  workshop? How to deal with greens. Thank you for the pleasure to admire your paintings.

Comment by Carol G on September 30, 2012 at 4:13

I didn't tell you the one I enjoyed the most was "Waimea Bay." thank you (they are all lovely)

Comment by Carol G on September 30, 2012 at 4:09

Lovely painting. This is the first one I've seen in your series. I must admit that this type of painting never held my interest. They always look out of focus to me. I just didn't get it. This painting for some reason held my interest and I found myself wandering around the painting and enjoying it. My brain got tricked this morning I suppose!!! Carol

Comment by Jennifer Beaudet Zondervan on September 29, 2012 at 7:23

I love them all but the first one is my favorite. The colors in the water a wonderful! The whole painting is so pleasing to look at.

Comment by Steinunn Einarsdottir on September 27, 2012 at 9:52

These are wonderful paintings Richard, congratulations!

Comment by Linda Hearn on September 25, 2012 at 9:50

WOW!  WOW!  I hope you do another Oahu workshop next year; I'm saving my pennies.


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